Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 10th Apr 2010 08:57 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y "Apple's current - and in our opinion, objectionable - position is now close to the complete opposite of its initial stance. From promoting openness and standards, the company is now pushing for an ever more locked-down and restricted platform. It's bad for competition, it's bad for developers, and it's bad for consumers. I hope that there will be enough of a backlash that the company is forced to reconsider, but with the draw of all those millions of iPhone (and now, iPad) customers, I fear that Apple's developers will, perhaps with some reluctance, just accept the restriction and do whatever Cupertino demands."
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RE: I applaud Apple's move.
by BallmerKnowsBest on Sun 11th Apr 2010 13:53 UTC in reply to "I applaud Apple's move."
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How does this hurt iPhone/iPad consumers?

The simple fact is that it doesn't.

And that explains all the ridiculous, over-the-top, bellyaching and use of theatrical terms such as "draconian."

What? Your explanation seems to be missing the explaining part.

This decision is clearly a good thing for Apple's established developers

Yes, in the exact same that protectionism is a good thing for established companies in protectionist countries.

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